Here are some tracks from the likes of Jay Park, Tinashe and Foster The People, that will help you find a break from the sticky summer heat.
The title translates to “lost at sea” and that’s pretty much how this track will make you feel. The repeated piano riffs create a notable buildup, eventually hitting its peak and drawing you in – all this even before the track reaches its halfway point.
The original version of this song probably catered to the bunch that also listens to The 1975 and wears apparel with yin-yang signs printed on it. On the other hand, this remix by Wave Racer takes it to new heights, infusing an electronic bubblegum pop element reminiscent of old-school 16-bit games. The high synths and twinkling arpeggios, mixed with the glitchy tones, will make the inner kid in you grin.
Resident Korean-American rapper Jay Park is back again with a new single off his EP that’s currently in the works. He enlists the production skills of his best mate, Cha Cha Malone, and it’s got us grooving to the beat. This, despite the lyrics being typical frat bro and Jay continually voicing his never-ending thirst for Tinashe: “I want them good vibes only, it’s just me and my homies. And if you don’t know me you better stay the fuck outta my section, unless you Tinashe.”
Speaking of Tinashe, here’s a fresh drop from her; a sultry power-banger titled “Bullet”. The hard-hitting drums and metallic snares are great additions that enhance the overall soundscape and seductive bedroom lyrics.
Here’s a track that’s filled with 100% California vibes. Aptly titled “California”, the laid-back mood of this instrumental piece makes it a perfect song for driving to the beach and enjoying the spectacular views along the way.
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Tira Lee is Straatosphere’s resident aux cord heaux. She’s in-charge of pulling together nifty mixes each week to spread dope tracks and good vibes to the public. In her free time, she partakes in something distressingly referred to as academia and often experiences an existential crisis of sorts. She’s also paid to put pretty clothes on pretty people sometimes.